February 12, 2007

If a bear fell from a tree in suburban New Jersey...

... would anybody hear it?

11 comments:

Bissage said...

The same thing happened to me. There I was, looking in some lady’s window, she screams, I climb a tree, they shoot me down into a net. Weird, huh?

Bruce Kratofil said...

Carmelo would...

peter hoh said...

Why is Ann posting about this instead of the Scooter Libby trial? Not only is this a distraction from the real story of corruption in the White House, one can infer from this post that she condones the beatings of detainees in the Global War On Terror. And you know that when she's cornered, she's going to be all, "I didn't say that I think bears should be shot." Give me a break. And what does she know about New Jersey, anyway? She's in Madison. Just another case of rethuglican conservitard nonsense. Go bears, go! Don't let them silence you!

BrianOfAtlanta said...

My heart goes out to the poor bruin. Screaming women can be very scary.

MadisonMan said...

peter, I think this story is more interesting than the bear. So I blogged about it. If you want to talk all things Libby, here is a good place to start.

Drew W said...

Boy, does Peter Hoh ever have Prof. Althouse's number.

As I told my Maplewood-dwelling next-cubicle-neighbor this morning: "So typical of your town. Tranquilize first and ask questions later. They're always trying to keep the black bear down."

(Actually, I purloined that line from some other suburban-NJ-bear-incursion story but what the hey, it got a laugh. And besides, I harbor no ill-will. My dad grew up in Maplewood.)

peter hoh said...

Next Ann is going to say that the bear was asking for it, posing in the tree that way.

Mike said...

There is an absolutley hilarious video I've seen where they get one of those hand held trampolines that fireman use. They shoot the bear with a tranquilizer. Bear falls out of tree and onto trampoline. Bear bounces off trampoline almost as high as his original height and then comes back down to earth; 2 feet to the left of the trampoline.

A for effort. F for execuation.

Pogo said...

Bissage: the winnah!!! Funny stuff, man. I will steal that line, to be sure.

I just thought this was another post about a Carly Simon song.

R2K said...

Would be a cute story, but the bear showing up at her window is a result of her and millions of other Americans living in what used to be forest and a home for the bear. Have jews show up at their old house where Nazis are now living and peer into the windows. Cute story right?

Peter Palladas said...

"...a 211-pound bear."

That's suspiciously accurate. 'A 200 lbs bear' I could live with as journalistic truthiness, but where did that extra eleven come from? The dart?

Something fishy about the whole tale. Who weighs falling bears - apart from Germans of course.